FORT GREENE, Brooklyn (WABC) — Dozens of student-athletes rallied throughout New York Metropolis in hopes to push Mayor de Blasio to allow them to play.
It has been nearly a 12 months since they had been allowed. Now, they demand an equal enjoying area, since athletes on Lengthy Island, in addition to different locations, have been given the go-ahead.
On February 1, excessive schoolers round New York State had been allowed to return to interscholastic sports activities, however not in New York Metropolis.
Gates stay locked at Brooklyn Tech Excessive Faculty athletic area, and on Saturday they rallied for the chance afforded to different faculties throughout the state.
All around the 5 boroughs, college students rallied to return to athletic fields, courts, and the classroom. They had been joined by mother and father – and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams joined exterior the Barclays Middle.
Governor Cuomo left the choice to restart faculty sports activities with native municipalities, however in New York Metropolis, center and excessive schoolers should not but again in school rooms.
Nevertheless now, many highschool gyms are getting used as neighborhood vaccination websites, and plenty of college students should study remotely since November when the mayor closed faculties till additional discover. Elementary and District 75 had been allowed again, however center and excessive schoolers say they’ve been left hanging.
Mayor de Blasio will make an announcement about center faculties later this month, however proper now there is no such thing as a plan to get excessive schoolers again into the classroom
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